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Application.UseSystemSeparators Property (Excel)

True (default) if the system separators of Microsoft Excel are enabled. Read/write Boolean.

expression .UseSystemSeparators

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

In this example, "1,234,567.89" is placed in cell A1. The system separators are then changed to dashes for the decimals and thousands separators.

Sub ChangeSystemSeparators() 
 Range("A1").Formula = "1,234,567.89" 
 MsgBox "The system separators will now change." 
 ' Define separators and apply. 
 Application.DecimalSeparator = "-" 
 Application.ThousandsSeparator = "-" 
 Application.UseSystemSeparators = False 
End Sub